Disciples News Service

Category: Family & Children

Simple slot car fun connects with community

by Pastor Joel Aurand Hawk Point Community Church is located in the small, rural community of Hawk Point, MO, northwest of St. Louis. (The 2010 census counted just 669 residents.) There is little to do in town on winter weekends, so we decided to provide a fun, challenging, and community-building activity for the community for […]

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Posted on March 14, 2016
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children
Guest Blog: Disciples speak up for shared Eucharist at Catholic conference

by Rev. Dr. Robert Welsh, president, Council on Christian Unity Note: Robert Welsh, president of the Council on Christian Unity, represented the Disciples of Christ at the 14th General Synod of Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Rome on October 4-24, 2015. He was one of only 14 ecumenical representatives (identified as “fraternal delegates”) […]

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Posted on November 10, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, Family & Children, General, General Ministries
Children make cards for Nepal

Many congregations are collecting funds for Nepal’s earthquake victims, particularly at vacation bible school. One of our newly affiliating congregations in the Pacific Southwest region – Good Neighborhood Church under the leadership of Pastor Gunyong Kwak – collected cards from their children along with cash for Week of Compassion. As a regular practice, North American Pacific/Asian Disciples […]

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Posted on June 18, 2015
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General
Disciple leaders join call from Circle of Protection

Christian leaders challenge presidential candidates to focus on ending hunger, poverty Press release provided by Fito Moreno, Bread for the World, (202) 812-2223, amoreno@bread.org Washington, D.C., January 15, 2015 – As President Obama prepares to present his plan for his final two years in office in the annual State of the Union address next week, a group […]

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Improv Christmas pageant livens up season

by Rev. Ashley Sherard What happens when you gather some spare art supplies, borrowed Nativity costumes, Christmas carols, the scriptures and a group of really flexible church members?  An improve Christmas Pageant, that’s what!  On Saturday, December 20 Jerusalem Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) gathered for its regular worship time to share a meal and […]

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Posted on December 22, 2014
Filed under: Congregations, Family & Children, General, People